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ENERGY STAR electronics

No dorm room is complete without an ENERGY STAR qualified entertainment system, right? With all that work, everyone needs some time to decompress and with ENERGY STAR qualified TVs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Players, and speakers, you can really relax--not only from your work, but also knowing that your electronics are using less energy, even when they are off. That's because ENERGY STAR specifications for TVs, and other electronics, are more efficient both when the TV's off (in standby mode), and when the TV's on (in active mode). But you will never miss that extra power since even the latest and greatest in TV technology can earn the ENERGY STAR. What you will notice is how good you feel helping the environment. If each TV, DVD and home theatre system purchased in the U.S. this year had earned the ENERGY STAR, we would prevent more than 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions from 570,000 cars!

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Sustainability Plan

Sustainability Plan

U of M Sustainability Mission:

The University of Memphis serves as a model for practices supporting urban based ecologically-friendly sustainability that preserve the earth’s resources and promote a high quality of life for mankind. Behave today in a way that produces a equal or better environment for those who live in the future.

We will:

Goal One: Stewardship of the Built Environment

(design, space use, how we modify the natural environment and operate these structures)

Goal Two: Stewardship of the Natural Environment

Goal Three:  Build a campus culture of sustainability

  • Communicate and market sustainable practices
    • University of Memphis projects, research, and accomplishments
    • Recycling awareness programs
    • Sustainability conferences, events, campaigns and workshops
  • Offer incentives and provide recognition of sustainability practices
  • Sponsor sustainability competitions
  • Integrate sustainable living information into student programs
  • Policies of sustainability

Goal Four:  Integrate Sustainability into the curriculum and research

Goal Five:   Engage with the community to advance sustainability

 Develop and execute a sustainability plan with surrounding neighborhoods and businesses


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